Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lens flare, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
Lens Flare is one of those effects that I'm either trying to avoid or trying to …intentionally achieve. And sometimes when I have an image that …didn't exhibit any lens flare in the capture, I actually like to add a little …bit of lens flare just to add a creative and interesting element into the image. …Let's take a look at how we can add lens flare in Photoshop. …I'm going to start off by creating a new layer, but this will be an empty layer essentially. …I will fill it and change some of the properties. …But initially, I'll simply click on the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet …of paper icon down at the bottom of the Layers panel.…
I'll go ahead and rename that layer, so I'll double-click on the Name of the …layer and I'll just type Lens Flare, and press Enter or Return on the keyboard. …And the I'm going to fill this layer with Black, because that helps with what I'm …going to do a little bit later. I'll choose Edit and then Fill from the menu. …Make sure the Use popup is set to Black, and then click OK. …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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